84000 Glossary of Terms

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དམ་ཚིག | Glossary of Terms

  • དམ་ཚིག

  • ས་མ་ཡ།
  • dam tshig
  • sa ma ya
  • samaya
  • Term
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Literally, in Sanskrit, “coming together.” Samaya refers to precepts given by the teacher, the corresponding commitment by the pupil, and the bond that results, which can also be the bond between the practitioner and the deity or a spirit. It can also mean a special juncture or circumstance, or an ordinary time or season.